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An Open Letter To The Teen With Autism Bullied By 50 Cent

RJ Peete | Posted 05.05.2016 | OWN
RJ Peete

I wonder if 50 Cent knows how hard it is to have autism and be a teenager. How my brain doesn't always work with me. How I can feel uncomfortable in my body. How frustrating it is to be misunderstood.

The Hard Truth All Parents Of Teenagers Understand

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I don’t see you much anymore. And when I do, it’s in passing, and mostly through car windows, waving t...

An Open Letter to High School Students

Lindsay Rosasco | Posted 04.26.2017 | Education
Lindsay Rosasco

When you go home and push me from your mind, I'm still thinking of you. Long after you graduate and are thanking God Beowulf is behind you and there are no more papers to write, you'll forget me, but I will still think of you.

To the One Man I've Never Fed

Roman Coley Davis | Posted 04.17.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Roman Coley Davis

I had a front row seat to every time you walked out on us. From a very early age, I learned to leave. That is one thing I learned from you. If ever I ...

Dear Mommy Trolls

Aaronica Cole | Posted 04.20.2017 | Parents
Aaronica Cole

As moms, we all struggle in different ways. Whether it's with post-partum depression, balancing motherhood with work, separation anxiety, sleeping, etc. we are all coming to the table with something that we could all use some help with. Instead of lashing out labeling someone as less than a great mother, perhaps kindness is a better option.

An Open Letter to My Mom 14 Years After Her Death

Angela Fry | Posted 04.19.2017 | Women
Angela Fry

There isn't a day that you don't cross my mind. Some days you're just my mom who got cancer, fought so hard to live, but died before I was able to know everything about you. Then there are days that your voice is all I hear. It's my voice. Your laugh? It's mine too.

An Open Letter To Those Who Would Call Me A 'Bernie Bro'

Tony Brasunas | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
Tony Brasunas

Let's be respectful and discuss the issues we care most about. If we disagree about whom to support for the nomination, I humbly ask that we disagree based upon the issues we care about and leave personal identity out of it.

An Open Letter: To You, My Little Sister

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

All this because I forgot how to say, I love you. Little sister, I never told you -- not enough -- how much I love you. How much you mean. I never...

Why Caitlyn Jenner Will Never Grow Out of Her Privilege

Delia Melody | Posted 03.29.2017 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

It's great that you're willing to learn, but the only way to do that is to start learning from us: the underprivileged trans women of color who face the brunt of institutionalized transphobia.

A Letter To My Husband About The First Year Of Parenting

Tiffany Austin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Parents
Tiffany Austin

We will get through this... and on the other side, we'll find we have grown as well, into much better versions of our previous selves.

An Open Letter to My Daughters

BreAnna Hackworth | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents
BreAnna Hackworth

My sweet girls, growing up in this world is going to be tough, but I will be right here with you every step of the way! In my 31 years of life I have lived a lot, experienced much, and grown into the woman you see before you. So today I share with you all that I have learned.

An Open Letter to Xenophobes, Bigots and Racists Alike!

Fadumo Mohamed | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion
Fadumo Mohamed

I will never give you the power to allow my heart to hate. I will never give you the power to control my emotions. I will not allow you to let my heart hate. Your actions, as repulsive as they are, will never change the person that I am. My character and actions are mutually exclusive from your propagation of hated and the sadistic manifestation of the feelings you harbor.

A Letter To The Nervous Young Bride I Was On My Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.26.2016 | Divorce

In October 2013, Jeannine Ellis married the man she dreamed of spending the rest of her life with. Three years later, the couple split up. Below, Elli...

Dear Corporate America: A Letter From a Traveling Millennial

Sally Elbassir | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Sally Elbassir

The point isn't to complain about the lazy millennials quitting their jobs left and right. Rather, the question to ask here is "why?" Why are we so dissatisfied?

Virginia Debate Champions Stand Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Erica N. West | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
Erica N. West

Debate is a pure and direct by-product of the First Amendment. This country was founded and grounded through debate. Our laws are hashed out via verbal altercation on the floor of Congress to this day.

An Open Letter To The Beaming Bride I Was On My Wedding Day, After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce

Today, Amy Johnson is a happily divorced mom of two young boys. A little over a decade ago, she was a 25-year-old bride, confidently walking down the ...

An Open Letter To Families Where Addiction Is Present

Alicia Cook | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

With so many variables being out of your power, the one thing you are in control of is your well-being. Feeling any of this at any point does not mean you are suddenly a judgmental person who does not understand addiction. All of this does not mean you do not love this person unconditionally.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

An Open Letter From 50 Black Yale Alumni

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2016 | Black Voices
Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D.

We know that Black students at Yale are underrepresented, as are Black faculty. We call on Yale University to enact the following steps in order to begin a process that mitigates against the individual and community damages caused by the racist structures of education.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.08.2016 | Divorce

Chad Stone and his ex divorced in 2007, after 25 years of marriage. Below, Stone, the author of The Love Magnet Rules: 101 Tips for Meeting, Dating an...

An Open Letter To Anyone Having A Bad Week

Clara Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | Women
Clara Wagner

I'm sorry. I have no idea why your week is bad, or how bad it actually is. But I want you to know that your grumpy, stressed out, short-tempered self is just as awesome as your cheerful self. Please do not shun your suffering.

Dozens Of High-Profile Hispanics Write Blistering Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Dozens of prominent Hispanic figures from across the political divide have come together to formally "condemn" Donald Trump and the comments the GOP c...

An Open Letter to Our Next President

Tyler Lewis | Posted 11.02.2016 | College
Tyler Lewis

We need a president who is respected by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and everyone in between. Someone who might have a D or an R after their name, but doesn't let that compromise their ability to do what's best for the American people.

A Letter to Myself About Becoming Me

Brian Stewart | Posted 11.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stewart

You are an exceptional black gay man. It will take time to unlearn the self-hate and demeaning homophobic structures your church, community and family instilled in you, but when you finally do, you'll be such a better person.

Open Letter to George Lawlor

Pegah Maleki | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Pegah Maleki

I came across your article today, and I must say, I'm distraught. With some extremely misplaced anger, you attempted to begin a crusade against consent classes, and in a fury let the world know what a waste of time you believe them to be. So I wanted to let you know what I believe is a waste of time.